Sunday, October 14, 2007

Despite showing up in person, Romney loses Nevada straw poll

Hmm, this event is notable for two reasons:
Romney said during his speech the next day to the group, "I'm from the Republican wing of the Republican Party," eliciting a negative response from some rival campaigns and the Democratic National Committee. The DNC jumped and noted that he stole Chairman Howard Dean's line from the previous election when he told voters he was "from the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party" before losing to John Kerry.
Who didn't even show up in person, but still won with 32%?  Less than 1/4 of this article is about him (the other 3/4's being devoted to Romney), despite the result being notable since he's typically portayed as being the longest of long shots.


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